Itineraries

Thrill-Seekers

Day One – SeaWorld Orlando

  • You’ll need a full stomach if you’re going to face your fears on the biggest and most thrilling coasters at SeaWorld. So, start the day with a delicious pretzel from Mama’s Pretzel Kitchen.
  • Beat the crowds and head straight to Mako where you can feel the predator power as you surge through the sky at 73 mph. Look down if you dare!
  • Now that you’ve experienced the speed of the ocean’s fastest shark; are you brave enough to come face to face with them? At Shark Encounter you’ll be completely surrounded by the ocean’s most spine-chilling predators, including barracuda, venomous fish and sharks!
  • Care to enjoy the sharks after you exit the underwater tunnel? Treat yourself to fine dining and a fascinating view into the world of sharks at our full-service restaurant, Sharks Underwater Grill.
  • You’ll barely have a minute to catch your breath as you thrash through the water on the back of the mythological beast, Kraken. Make sure your shoes are on nice and tight, as your feet will be dangling beneath you on this floorless, open-sided coaster.
  • It’s time to spin, glide, skim and fly like a giant ray on Manta. The ride might be smooth but the head-first, face-down inverted nosedive will definitely have you screaming.
  • With the temperatures soaring, it’s time to cool off theme-park style! Make the Journey to Atlantis where you’ll plunge into the middle of a clash for the lost city. If you’re looking for the wettest drop imaginable, make sure you secure the front seats where you’ll get drenched!

Day Two – Busch Gardens

  • Climb aboard the Busch Gardens Shuttle Express which will pick you up and drop you off at the unmissable Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.
  • You’ll be eager to explore the 300 acres of rollercoasters, wild animals, live shows and shops, but before you do, make sure you grab a map and plan your route over fresh-baked cinnamon rolls, bagels, muffins, and a freshly brewed coffee at Sultan’s Sweets.
  • Leave Morocco and head to Egypt so that you can ride new spin coaster Cobra’s Curse. Your pulse will be racing as soon as you join the queue when you realise that you’re just inches away from Jameson’s mambas, Angolan pythons and rhinoceros and gaboon vipers.
  • Once your head has stopped spinning, take the short walk to Cheetah Hunt which is the parks longest thrill ride! You’ll feel the speed, power and agility of the fastest land animal as you’re launched through the sky.
  • Even the bravest thrill-seeker will be holding on tight as SheiKra mercilessly hangs them over the edge of a 90-degree drop. The ride can drop at any time, and when it does…you’ll be diving straight down at 70 mph!
  • After a busy morning, it’s time to re-fuel at Zambia Smokehouse. You won’t be able to resist the enticing aromas from the open barbeque pit.
  • Ready to scream some more? It’s time to take to the skies on Falcon’s Fury. You’ll be lifted to 335 feet in the air; if you think that’s scary, wait until the ride pivots you into a face-down position, before plunging you towards the ground below!
  • As the Tampa Bay sun shines down, it’s time to cool off on Congo River Rapids. Thrilling plunges, looming waterfalls and a mysterious water cave are just a few of the surprises this river ride holds. If you don’t want to get wet, it’s best to avoid this ride!
  • With more coasters than any other park in Florida, the thrills continue all afternoon long in Busch Gardens. Kumba starts as it means to go on with an initial 135 foot drop, you will then plunge into a diving loop, feel a full 3 seconds of absolute weightlessness while spiralling 360 degrees, before tearing through one of the world's largest vertical loops.
  • You’ll be grateful to keep your feet firmly on the ground as you embark on a walking safari through Edge of Africa and encounter exotic African animals including hippos, lions, hyenas, crocodiles and lappet-faced vultures.
  • You’ll feel the rush on Montu, one of the tallest and longest inverted rollercoasters in the world. Challenge yourself to seven intense inversions, a unique Batwing inversion and an Immelmann loop…not sure what these are? You will after braving Montu!

Day Three – Aquatica

  • Your day at Aquatica is going to give you the chance to test your nerves on some of the most exciting water rides in Florida, whilst also recharging your batteries after a busy few days.
  • You’ll be greeted by our playful Commerson’s dolphins as soon as you enter the park. For the ultimate thrill, you can race alongside them on Dolphin Plunge. Keep your eyes peeled, they’re quick swimmers!
  • Next grab a rubber ring and float along the gentle Loggerhead Lane. You’ll get another chance to see the black and white Commerson’s dolphins if you missed them earlier!
  • As you float along the river, you’ll spot the entrance for Tassie’s Twisters. Don’t let the calm of the river lure you into a false sense of security over what’s waiting for you at the top of the tower! Lightning fast tubes shoot you into a giant bowl, where you'll spin, and spin, and spin, until you're finally spun back out into the lazy river.
  • If you’re getting hungry, make sure you stop by Banana Beach – if you’ve purchased the All-Day Dining Deal, you can visit here as many times as you like throughout the day!
  • Make your way to Omaka Rocka which will thrill you with high-speed tubes and half-pipe funnels that'll have you splashing and sliding frontward and backward and climbing the walls!
  • Aquatica has 84,000 square feet of sparkling sand, so why not take some time out to relax? If things get too hot, wade into Big Surf Shores, where enormous 5 foot waves will cool you down.
  • Face your fear and each other on Ihu’s Breakaway Falls. As you stand in the breakaway boxes 80 feet up, you never know who's going to drop first, all you know is it's going to be one wild ride down!
  • What’s more exhilarating than a high-speed competitive mat race against your friends? Visit Taumata Racer where you reach the finish line via a 300 foot hill; but before you get there…you’ll speed in and out of tunnels and shoot around a 360 degree turn…
  • Your day wouldn’t be complete without a trip down Roa’s Rapids. This is an all-action river ride along 1,500 feet of rapids, roaring high seas, geysers and waterfalls – if you don’t think that sounds thrilling enough, it’s three to four times faster than your average waterpark river.

Day Four – Discovery Cove

  • Prepare to be thrilled in complete luxury! Wander around this paradise of rocky lagoons, lush landscaping, tropical reefs, winding rivers, a resort-style pool complete with waterfalls, and pristine white-sand beaches.
  • Your entire day is on an all-inclusive basis, so make sure you arrive early to take advantage of the delicious breakfast on offer at Laguna Grill. If you get peckish during the day, there are lots of snack cabanas dotted around, where you can help yourself to food and drinks.
  • There is nothing more thrilling than getting up-close to nature and incredible animals. The highlight of your visit to Discovery Cove will be when you wade into the Dolphin Lagoon and come nose to nose with a beautiful bottlenose dolphin. You’ll get the chance to kiss, hug and swim with your new friend!
  • Snorkel through The Grand Reef which spans over 2.5 acres, and features multiple levels of exploration, from paddling in tranquil shallow waters to deep diving adventures into a tropical sunken world teeming with sea life, including over 10,000 animals, representing 125 different species of fish, rays and even sharks!
  • For the ultimate thrill, make sure you book SeaVenture. Don dive helmets and walk along the bottom of The Grand Reef, where you’ll find up-close excitement around every corner. You’ll come across sharks (safely behind massive panoramic windows) and have one-on-one touches with unique animals whilst schools of fish and gentle rays swim by.

Animal Attractions

Day One – SeaWorld Orlando

  • Make sure that you grab a park map as soon as you enter SeaWorld, so that you know what time our fabulous shows begin – they’re popular, so get there early to reserve a seat!
  • If you’re in the mood to laugh out loud, head over to Pacific Point Preserve, where you’ll meet some of our more vocal residents. Sea lions are fantastic characters and will keep you entertained with their antics. You can even get a chance to feed these famously fun animals.
  • Take the short walk to the Sea Lion & Otter Theatre to watch the sea lions, Asian small-clawed otters and Pacific walruses in action in comedy adventure Clyde & Seamore’s Sea Lion High.
  • It’s time to say goodbye to the sea lions and hello to the manatees. We’ve recently opened up our Manatee Rehabilitation Area where you can see the manatees undergoing rehabilitation so that they can be returned to the wild in full health. It’s a great opportunity to speak to our Animal Care Experts and learn about these vulnerable and extremely loveable creatures.
  • As it’s starting to get hot under the Florida sun, why not cool off in the TurtleTrek exhibit? You’ll get the chance to get up-close to 1,500 saltwater fish and more than a dozen sea turtles. Follow the path into our 3D, 360-degree dome theatre and feel what it’s like to be a turtle, as you join NYAH on an epic journey of survival.
  • Before you start your journey to Antarctica, why not grab a bite to eat at Expedition Café? This marketplace style mess hall, features food from all around the world and will satisfy even the hungriest explorer.
  • Be transported to the icy South Pole on Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin. You’ll feel the chill as you accompany Puck the penguin on this family-friendly adventure ride. Now that you’ve seen the world through the penguin’s eyes, it’s time to meet a colony of 250 incredible penguins.
  • Take the weight off your feet and be dazzled by Blue Horizons at Dolphin Theatre. You’ll be blown away by the spectacular dolphins, tropical birds and acrobats that star in this show.
  • Next head over to Dolphin Cove for your chance to watch playful bottlenose dolphins both above and below the surface of the water. Visit the Dolphin Nursery to see our newest arrivals.
  • Have you ever high fived a stingray? If you put your hand just below the surface of Stingray Lagoon you’ll get to enjoy this amazing experience. You might be shocked to hear that rays are very docile but they will really enjoy your company, especially if you’ve purchased some food for them!
  • The sea lions aren’t our only comedians here at SeaWorld – introducing the cast of Pets Ahoy! Dogs, cats, ducks, doves, potbellied pigs and a few surprise guests will keep you and your family entertained.
  • Explore a frozen wonderland of ice and Arctic animals at the Wild Arctic. Extraordinary beluga whales and colossal walruses await your visit.
  • It’s time to meet SeaWorld’s most famous resident – Shamu. Enter Shamu Stadium and pick your seat for One Ocean; if you want to stay dry, you’d better avoid the Soak Zone!! You’ll be blown away by the energy created by our killer whales and their trainers.
  • End your day at Shark Encounter. You’ll be completely surrounded by these prehistoric predators – are you brave enough to take the walk along this underwater tunnel?
  • If you fancy getting a unique insight into SeaWorld, pre-book the Behind the Scenes Tour. You’ll spend 75 minutes with a guide who will explain all about the Animal Rescue Team and how they care for injured or abandoned animals. You’ll get the chance to meet a penguin and touch a shark as well.
  • Dine with Shamu is a really special way to end your day at SeaWorld. Enjoy a delicious (and sustainable!) meal beside the pool as the trainers and killer whales interact with each other.

Day Two – Busch Gardens

  • Climb aboard the Busch Gardens Shuttle Express which will pick you up and drop you off at the unmissable Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.
  • Are you ready to meet the world’s fastest land animal? Let’s get going to Cheetah Run where they’re waiting for you. You’ll come within a whisker of these agile cats. Ask an educator when the cheetahs will be running - this is a sight you won't want to miss!
  • After our fast paced start to the day, you can now set your own pace as you trek through an abandoned fishing village on the Edge of Africa. You’ll encounter exotic African animals such as hippos, lions, hyenas, meerkats and crocodiles. Check your park map for feeding times!
  • Let’s make our way to Nairobi, so many animal adventures await you there! Our first stop is Jambo Junction. Get up close to the park’s collection of animal ambassadors including lemurs, sloths and flamingos. You may get the chance to meet and feed them!!
  • Come inside Curiosity Caverns where you’ll meet our nocturnal friends. Bats, bushbabies, slow loris, a milksnake and many many more call it their home.
  • You’re in for a real treat when you enter the Animal Care Centre! Our on-site veterinarians conduct treatments, x-rays and surgeries in guest view in this state-of-the-art facility.
  • It’s time to grab some lunch! Make your way to Serengeti Overlook Restaurant & Pub where you can enjoy a delicious meal and well deserved drink with a fantastic view over the Serengeti Plain.
  • Take in the sights and sounds of Busch Gardens aboard the Serengeti Railway. Your nearest stop is in Nairobi. Get your camera ready, you’re going to see large free-roaming herds of giraffe, zebra, antelope, ostrich and many more.
  • Jump off the train at the Congo stop and take the short walk to Jungala. You’ll find yourself within inches of endangered Bengal tigers and orangutans.
  • Make your way to Bird Gardens. The colours and sounds are incredible as you find yourself surrounded by 500 tropical birds from around the world. Make sure you get a selfie with one of our flamingos.
  • It’s time to make new friends at Lory Landing with a sweet cup of fresh fruit nectar in your hand. The pretty lorikeets will flock to you and you’ll be able to get some fantastic pictures with them!
  • We’re heading down under! Walkabout Way is where you can hand-feed kangaroos and wallabies. They’re very friendly and love nothing more than being scratched between their arms at chest level. Look out for the laughing kookaburra, the magpies, black swans and tawny frogmouths too.
  • Enter the fascinating world of the gorillas and chimpanzees at Myombe Reserve. Set aside some time so that you can observe their quirky behaviour and surprisingly human habits.
  • If you’re looking to make your day extra special, pre-book the Serengeti Safari. Climb aboard an open back truck and get a unique view of the Serengeti Plain. Your knowledgeable tour guide will introduce many animals to you including zebras, rhinos and ostriches. Then, grab hold of some lettuce leaves and hand-feed the giraffes!

Day Three – Aquatica

  • Catch a glimpse of the Commerson’s dolphins swimming beside you on Dolphin Plunge. Although small in size, compared to other dolphins, Commerson’s are very swift and distinct due to their black and white markings.
  • Take a load off your feet and hop on a lazy river ride down Loggerhead Lane. You’ll be taken through an underwater world of tropical fish and Commerson’s dolphins.

Day Four – Discovery Cove

  • What could be more memorable than swimming with a dolphin? It is a truly wonderful experience. Make sure you arrive early at Discovery Cove to secure your swim time (they’re allocated on a first come, first served basis) and to enjoy a delicious breakfast at Laguna Grill.
  • Your day at Discovery Cove is all-inclusive, so help yourself to the food and drink which can be found at cabanas around the park.
  • When the time comes, make your way to the cabana for your short orientation session which is led by Discovery Cove’s dolphin trainers. You will then make your way down to Dolphin Lagoon and enter the water to be greeted by an incredible bottlenose dolphin. Kiss, hug and take a swim through the lagoon with your new friend. It’s a great opportunity to ask the experts lots of questions!
  • Grab a snorkel and mask and head to The Grand Reef. Play hide and seek with thousands of colourful fish and velvety rays. You’ll even get the chance to come face to face with sharks!! Don’t worry though, they’re behind glass.
  • It’s time to dry off for a bit and discover Explorer’s Aviary. Watch as hundreds of colourful birds soar above and around you. Hold out a handful of seeds and fruit and watch as the birds come down to meet you.
  • If you’re ready for lunch, head back to Laguna Grill where a great selection of food is waiting for you.
  • Are you ready to make another splash? Jump straight into Freshwater Oasis and wade, wander and float along a water-filled trail. You’ll come across otters and marmosets during your journey.
  • For an up-close animal adventure make sure you book SeaVenture. Don dive helmets and walk along the bottom of The Grand Reef, where you’ll find up-close excitement around every corner. You’ll come across sharks (safely behind massive panoramic windows) and have one-on-one touches with unique animals whilst schools of fish and gentle rays swim by.

Time to Chill

Day One – Discovery Cove

  • Explore the tropical paradise Discovery Cove at your leisure. You will experience the perfect balance of adventure and relaxation. You and your family will get the chance to unwind, explore and create some wonderful memories.
  • To ensure ultimate relaxation, the day is on an all-inclusive basis so you can help yourself to unlimited food and drink throughout the day. Enjoy breakfast and lunch at Laguna Grill, and help yourself to snacks at cabanas around the park during the day.
  • There will never be more than 1,300 visitors at Discovery Cove on any one day; so you won’t need to worry about rushing for a sunbed. Instead wander down to Serenity Bay as and when the mood takes you. Take a dip in the refreshing water or soak up the sun on the pristine white-sand beaches.
  • Discovery Cove provides you with wetsuits and snorkel equipment so that you can travel light. Why not use your snorkel and mask to explore The Grand Reef? There is nothing more relaxing than snorkelling silently amongst the fish and graceful rays.
  • Make your way to Freshwater Oasis where you can float along a water-filled trail. You’ll discover something new around every twist and turn. Enjoy an ice-cold drink as you chill at the Relaxation Station – the warm water will lap over you as you soak up the sun in the sunken chairs.
  • The highlight of your day will surely be when you get the chance to swim with a bottlenose dolphin in Dolphin Lagoon. You’ll learn about your new aquatic friend before you both take to the deeper water and glide through the enchanting lagoon together.
  • Grab a chance to relax and marvel at nature as you meander down the Wind-Away River. The more the river winds through waterfalls and cascades, the more you unwind.

Day Two – SeaWorld & Aquatica

  • SeaWorld & Aquatica are located just over the road from each other, which allows you to spend a morning leisurely strolling around SeaWorld before heading over to Aquatica to cool off in the afternoon sun.
  • Unwind whilst watching one of the dazzling shows at SeaWorld – head to One Ocean at Shamu Stadium if you want to observe the killer whales or to Blue Horizons at Dolphin Theatre to watch acrobatic dolphins in action.
  • One of the all-time great iconic landmarks since the park was built in 1973 is Sky Tower. Take a slowly rotating capsule climb of 400ft to take in the whole of SeaWorld.
  • Watch the mothers teaching their young calves to play, dive, jump and communicate in Dolphin Nursery.

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